West Ham manager David Moyes is desperate to bring Moffi to the London Stadium in the January transfer window, according to the likes of L’Equipe.
In fact, it was reported a couple of days ago that the 23-year-old’s move to West Ham was done! That obviously isn’t correct though, and the French publication who reported it clearly jumped the gun.
I have to say that’s a big shame, because I really got my hopes up that Moffi was en route to the London Stadium. And now, it seems as though we actually have no chance of signing him…
Terem Moffi has no interest in joining West Ham
The Nigeria international only has one club in his mind that he wants to join – Nice, according to a report from French publication Foot Mercato.
Now, that will come as terrible news for the Hammers. We have just lost new signing Danny Ings for ‘several weeks’ after he sustained a knee injury.
And when that was announced last night, every West Ham fan thought that David Moyes would then expedite his move to sign Terem Moffi from Lorient.
Once again though it seems like we have acted far too slow. The signing of Ings proved that we are capable of getting things done quickly when we want to.
Most other times though, we drag these transfer pursuits out, and more often than not, another club comes in and beats us to the player.
Terem Moffi would have been absolutely perfect for West Ham. He’s unbelievably rapid, powerful and a good finisher. He’s the ideal long-term replacement for Michail Antonio.
However, it seems as though we won’t be signing him because Nice are the only club that he wants to join. The only saving grace we have is that Nice have just signed Youssef En-Nesyri, so maybe they don’t need another centre-forward?
Either way, Moffi is a player who we should have signed two weeks ago. We didn’t move fast enough, and now risk missing out on him. It’s the same old story all the time with us isn’t it…